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Discussion and Comment of the Week - v10

This weekly roundup highlights what we believe to be the most thoughtful and/or interesting discussion of the week. We're also be highlighting one particularly cool comment in each installment. πŸ™Œ

The DEV Community is particularly special because of the kind and thoughtful discussions happening between community members. As such, we want to encourage folks to participate in discussions and reward those who are initiating or taking part in conversations across the community. After all, a community is made possible by the people interacting inside it.

Discussion of the Week

This week's winner is @tmchuynh for initiating the excellent prompt "Relocation: yes or no?"

This questions has likely been on a number of folks' minds. For one, the pandemic has made remote working even more the norm in the software development industry; for those of us working remote, that means it's easier for us to uproot and go where we wanna (granted, there are many variables that might prevent or discourage us from doing that). And two, without getting into any specific reasons, I've spoken to quite a few people who are upset with their home countries and ready to completely move on to somewhere else.

I also really enjoyed how this discussion was set up. Tina offers us so many great questions to jump off of and keep in mind when making the big decision around relocation. If you're considering relocating somewhere, it's not a bad idea to run through each one of these questions as you're weighing your pros and cons.

Tina is regularly kicking off awesome discussions nearly every week. If you're looking for someone to follow that's initiating solid discussion topics, look no further! πŸ™Œ

Comment of the Week

As for the comment of the week, this one goes to @dennistobar for their kind response to @w3ndo's very relatable post "Remember to rest. There's more to life than code."

Hi Patrick, thanks for sharing us your ideas (and hugs to recover from burnout).

I had almost the same routine, but after I used my Pomodoro routine (I called the Limachino routine, due to a tomato in my country), I used to stay 45 minutes doing work, answering email or video calls (yes, 45 minutes) and 15 minutes to do another thing at home: coffee, bath, read a book or walk to relax.

Set up your time, write some tasks to do or goals to be accomplished in the day, and try to cover them in the day. (yes, beginner recommendation, but every time comes to the rescue :))

Hang in there, and hear your body when it says "no more."

Dennis's comment on Patrick's post about his personal battle with burnout is thoughtful, empathetic, and offers good advice. I really appreciate how Dennis is digging into their own experience with burnout while offering advice β€” simply saying "I've experienced this too" reminds us all that we're not alone in this feeling. The basic advice to break up your day with things you enjoy is golden. Will it guarantee that you don't get burnt out in the future? Of course not, but we all need to be given permission to look away from our work and toward the things we enjoy. We can be so hard on ourselves and don't give ourselves enough breaks; it's nice to have someone else remind you to take it easy.

What are your picks?

There's loads of great discussions and comments floating about in this community. These are just a few we chose to highlight. πŸ™‚

I urge you all to share your favorite comment and/or discussion of the past week below in the comments. And if you're up for it, give the author an @mention β€” it'll probably make 'em feel good. πŸ’š

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